BETTE Midler has admitted she was wrong to mock the First Lady after being branded as “racist” for saying she “can’t speak English.”
Actress and singer Midler expressed regret less than 24 hours after Melanie Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night.
Her remorse comes after she slammed Melania as an “illegal alien” who “still can’t speak English.”
Midler tweeted on Wednesday afternoon: “Well, all hell has broken loose because I said Melania ‘still can’t speak English’ last night.
“I was wrong to make fun of her accent.
“America is made up people who speak with all kinds of accents, and they are all welcomed always.”
An hour before her apology, she wrote to Twitter: “Woke up ill from all the snake oil poured down our throats last night at the #RNC. What’s the cure? #VoteBidenHarris2020.”
Midler was blasted on social media after her Twitter rant as Melania praised her husband Donald as a “man of action” who is “humbled” by his fans in her unvetted speech.
“#beBest is back! A UGE bore!,” Midler tweeted, referring to Melania by her public awareness campaign’s name.
“She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!” Midler added.
The Hocus Pocus actress then slammed Melania for her recent remodel of the White House’s Rose Garden.
“Melania took all the color out of the #RoseGarden but Don tried his utmost to bring some back with that greasy bronzer!”
The 74-year-old added in another tweet: “Why are they promoting this awful person, #melania? Was it in her contract?”
“She says it feels like just yesterday they were at their first convention.
“Maybe to you, Mel. For the rest of us every day has been a horrible slog thru the 9th Circle of Hell. #beBust.”